Illustrator, designer, and comic artist
Steff Bradley is a queer, disabled illustrator, designer, and aspiring comic artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Working often with artifacted digital assets, printmaking, and bright eye-searing colors, their work showcases a myriad of elements and themes. Fostering a love of comics from a young age, they hope to break into storytelling and sequential art to tell stories about identity issues, queerness, and disability theory, among others. Graduating from Pratt Institute’s Communication Design program in 2019, their background also includes graphic design, fashion design, and editorial illustration. Working with surrealistic imagery and horror elements, they create scenes that juxtapose those horrors with a neon palette and digital degradation, often mashing together analog and digital elements into the same image. Their illustrative work also implements many design elements, structuring compositions in a hierarchy not unlike a layout. Founder of the comics art collective Rage on the Page, Steff strives to create a positive space where other artists can lift each other up and help one another grow, from all ranges of abilities, beginner to professional. Their inspirations include Dorohedoro by Q Hayashida, Gunshow by KC Green, and Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli.